Q. With reference to National Assessment and Accreditation Council(NAAC), consider the following statements;
1.It is an autonomous body under the University Grants Commission (UGC).
2.All higher educational institutes apply for NAAC accreditation.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: A
Notes:

Statement 1 is correct: It is an autonomous body under the University Grants Commission (UGC).

Statement 2 is incorrect: Under the rules, only higher education institutions that are at least six years old, or from where at least two batches of students have graduated, can apply. The accreditation is valid for five years.

Source: Indian Express